AISSAC was pleased and honoured to discern the AISSAC Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Ojelanki Ngwenyama for his outstanding contributions to the field Information Systems in Southern Africa.

Prof Ngwenyama, a renowned international scholar, has contributed to teaching and research in Southern African for the past ten years. He has imparted knowledge, wisdom and experience to both academics and students and has contributed significantly to the standard and quality of our research outputs. He is seen by many as a mentor. Under his guidance, students have completed their PHDs with flying colours. He has helped academics develop their research profiles resulting in numerous promotions, as well as new/improved NRF ratings.

Through this award, we wish to convey how much we value Prof Ngwenyama's contributions, input and dedication. We look forward to more collaboration and partnerships with him in the future.

Professor Ngwenyama, THANK YOU!

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Professor Carina De Villiers to recognise her extensive contributions to the field of Information Systems, both in Southern Africa and worldwide. 

Professor Carina de Villiers holds an impressive track record in both teaching and research. She has published in top IS journals and has collaborated with international researchers on prominent research projects.

Through this award, AISSAC recognises Professor Carina de Villiers’ several decades of hard and meaningful work. We value the substantial impact of her contribution in research as well as teaching and learning and are honoured to present this award to Professor Carina de Villiers.

Theme Of The Seminar

The theme of the seminar will be "Innovative Approaches to Information Systems Research".

The seminar will focus on research approaches in Information Systems, with a specific focus on the latest research discourses and the contributions to making a real difference to the future of humanity. Participants will facilitate our endeavour of getting to grips with recent debates and discourses around the invited speakers’ expertise of a particular research approach.

The deadline for full paper submissions for SAICSIT 2016, the annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, has been moved from 10 June to 19 June.

The deadline for masters and doctoral symposium submissions is 18 July 2016.   See http://saicsit2016.org/ for more details.   SAICSIT 2016 will be held at the Kerzner Unit of the prestigious School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) at the University of Johannesburg from 26 to 28 September 2016.

 AISSAC plans to have its annual seminar on 26 Sept as a pre-SAICSIT workshop. More details will follow if our application is successful.  

AISSAC’s first award, presented at the AISSAC Seminar 2015, very fittingly went to AISSAC’s Inaugural President, Prof Jan Kroeze, for service to the Southern African AIS community. As inaugural President, Jan oversaw the development and registration of the Southern African Chapter within the Association for Information Systems.


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